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Saturday, September 21, 2013

NoDa Brewing Tart Attack to be Released by Rare Beer of the Month Club™ to Support Pints for Prostates


NoDa Brewing Co. of Charlotte, N.C., and The Rare Beer of the Month Club™, which ships unique craft beers nationwide, are teaming up on a special limited release beer to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign.

NoDa Tart Attack is being brewed exclusively to create awareness and support the mission of Pints for Prostates, which uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message.

“NoDa Brewing is proud to be partnering with Pints for Prostates and excited to be making Tart Attack, which is the first time we’ve made a Berliner Weisse on our production system,” said Todd Ford, Co-Owner at NoDa Brewing. “Pints for Prostates has done so much in bringing awareness of what prostate cancer is and the importance of screening and testing. I have no doubt they’ve saved many lives over the past five years and will continue to do so in the future.”

The limited edition beer features the Pints for Prostates logo on its label, which includes the blue ribbon to remind people of the ongoing search for a cure to prostate cancer, a leading cause of death among American men. A donation from every 750 milliliter bottle of Tart Attack sold will be made to Pints for Prostates.

According to NoDa Brewing Head Brewer Chad Henderson, Tart Attack is a Berliner Weisse style beer brewed with blackberries. The 4.2 percent alcohol by volume beer achieves its tart and dry sourness from an old brewing method, sour mashing. This brewing method involves steeping the grain after the initial sacchrification rest at a lower temperature and adding additional grains. The lactobacillus on the newly added grain are right at home in the new temperature and begin to consume sugars and give off the classic tart Lacto sour character. We allow this rest to take place for several days before boiling and adding only a small amount of hops to the boil. After fermentation begins we add our blackberries and let the fermentation take off. The result is a complex sour ale that is both clean and refreshing and layered with notes of sour lemon, wheat, and both the tart and sweet aspects of blackberries.

“This is a rare beer that will help us reach men with an important message. Pints for Prostates wants men to take charge of their health and get screened for prostate cancer,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who founded Pints for Prostates after successful prostate cancer surgery in April 2008. “NoDa Brewing and The Rare Beer Club™ teaming up for this project will help get our message to men who need to hear it.”

“This is the fourth year The Rare Beer Club™ has partnered with Pints for Prostates and our members really look forward to a unique beer each year, largely distributed exclusively through the club. NoDa is a respected new brewery having earned a Silver Medal at its first Great American Beer Festival in 2012, so this beer will sell out quickly,” said President Kris Calef. “We’ll donate $1 for every bottle sold and include a Pints for Prostates coaster in each October shipment to remind our members to get tested. A little education and early detection goes a long way to save lives.”
There are only two ways for beer lovers to try the limited batch of NoDa Tart Attack:
  • Join The Rare Beer Club online or call 800-625-8238 and be sure to start your membership in October or earlier. The ordering deadline for October is 10-15-12.
  • Visit NoDa Brewing’s tasting room at 2229 North Davidson St. in Charlotte on Nov. 3 from 4-7 p.m. when the brewery will release the beer and host a Pints for Prostates awareness event.
According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer will claim the lives of nearly 30,000 men in the U.S. during 2013. Prostates cancer is 33 percent more common in men than breast cancer is in women, yet few men know they should get a prostate health screening at age 40.The NoDa Tart Attack release is part of the Pints for Prostates Oktoberfest for a Cure observance that is taking place from August through October.

About NoDa Brewing
NoDa Brewing Company currently has five year-round beers and multiple seasonal offerings available on-tap at local bars and restaurants and the brewery tap room. Its on-site tap room sells beer by the glass and take-home growlers, and provides brewery tours as well as hosts special events. Look and ask for Noda on tap at your local restaurant and bar. For more, visit www.NoDaBrewing.com.

About The Rare Beer Club™
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ offers four different options for consumers. From the very inception of our original domestic beer of the month club in 1994, we’ve focused on consistently providing three primary product characteristics: Quality, Variety & Freshness. And in that spirit, we now offer you four outstanding beer club options, each dedicated to those same principles. Our owner’s favorite club features the finest the world of beer has to offer in limited-release, celebratory, artisanal beers from some of Michael Jackson’s favorite breweries. Two different selections are presented each month in 750 ml bottles, often cork finished, and some individually tissue wrapped. Members experience bold U.S. and imported interpretations of Farmhouse Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Barley Wines, Belgian Abbey Ales, varied Imperial, Extreme, Strong Ale and Grand Cru offerings, oak-aged ales imparting bourbon and vanilla notes, and much more. Many selections are pushing the envelope of creativity, are not yet distributed in the U.S., and brewed such that they can be cellared and aged.

About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 a campaign that reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, 240,890 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2011. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pints for Prostates Germany Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 9-19, 2014

BeerTrips.com has put together a special beer tour of Germany to benefit Pints for Prostates. The beer adventure to Bavaria and Franconia will take place from Oct. 9-19, 2014.

The nine night dream trip includes stops in Aying, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bayreuth, Rothenburg and Bamberg. The trip includes beer tastings, escorted beer hall crawls, guided city walks, brewery tours, monastery visits, special meals and more.

BeerTrips.com is offering this special Pints for Prostates group tour to Germany to the public on a limited basis. Just 14 slots are available for this tour at $2,995 (+ air) based on double occupancy ($625 single room supplement). The tour will be hosted by Pints for Prostates founder and beer journalist Rick Lyke. Visit www.BeerTrips.com for details.

“This will be the fourth time we have teamed up with BeerTrips.com for a special Pints for Prostates European beer trip. This itinerary includes some amazing breweries and is really a unique way to experience Germany,” said Lyke. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership to help us raise funds and spread the word to men about the importance of regular prostate health screenings and early detection.”

“This is one of the most popular BeerTrips.com itineraries because it explores the best of Bavaria and Franconia,” said Mike Saxton, founder of BeerTrips.com. “We offer small groups an intimate experience with the chance for insider tours of some of the most famous breweries in the world. If you love beer and love to travel, this trip gives you a chance to experience the German countryside and some classic small cities that offer tremendous beers.”

As part of the BeerTrips.com and Pints for Prostates partnership, Pints for Prostates will raffle a trip for two for the special trip. For a $10 donation for a single ticket, $25 donation for three tickets or $50 for seven tickets, donors will be entered to win the trip that includes:

• The BeerTrips.com trip for two Oct. 9-19, 2014
• Roundtrip Airfare for Two from the Continental United States
• Nine Nights in Fine Centrally Located Hotels
• Brewery Tours
• Escorted Beer Hall Crawls
• Guided City Tours
• Breakfasts Daily/Special Beer Dinners and Beer Lunches
• Train & Private Coach Transportation

The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $8,500. The drawing will be held on July 27, 2014. The prize is non-transferable. No cash substitute will be offered. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter.

About BeerTrips.com
Beer Trips.com was founded in 1998 to offer serious beer people the opportunity to travel to the world’s best beer destinations with other people who love great beer. Beer and travel, travel and beer — these are two of our favorite things. Both, in our estimation, are worth a fair amount of life’s energy. Our goal, and our very reason for existing, is to take our travelers the best beer destinations, drink, taste and enjoy the best beers, meet the beer-loving people of the countries we visit, and explore the history, culture, art and architecture of the interesting places where beer “grew up”. To do this we stay in nice, well-located hotels, eat at great restaurants that emphasize beer in their fare, and visit breweries, brew pubs, cafes, and museums that enhance our understanding and appreciation of beer and its rich history and culture.

About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, 240,890 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2011. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

Denver Rare Beer Tasting V Beer List Announced


 

 
DENVER, CO – Organizers of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, an awareness event and fundraiser for the Pints for Prostates campaign, have released the confirmed brewery list and beers that are expected to be poured at the event.
 
At total of 42 brewers are scheduled to take part in the event, which will be held at the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax St. in Denver. The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m., while the Great American Beer Festival is in the city.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an amazing opportunity taste rare, exotic and vintage beers and has become one of the most talked about craft beer events in the country,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine, which presents the event. “Some of America’s best craft brewers will be rubbing elbows with beer lovers who were lucky enough to get tickets to the sold out tasting.”

The confirmed brewery list and beers expected to be poured include:

  • Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, 2002 Smoked Porter
  • AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif., Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy
  • Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo., Volunt Plus Erat & Momi Hiwa
  • Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., 2012 Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout
  • Boston Beer, Boston, Mass., Samuel Adams Utopias
  • Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo., Tripel Julep
  • Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Black Ops LBV 2007 & Cuvee Crochet Rouge Riesling
  • The Bruery, Placentia, Calif., Confession
  • Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla., ll0k + OT Batch #6
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Denver, Colo., W√¶lzBlood
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Black Butte XXII
  • Devils Backbone Brewing, Lexington, Va., Wood-Aged Dark Abbey
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del., 2011 120 Minute IPA
  • Drake’s Brewing, San Leandro, Calif., Reunion Barleywine
  • Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo., Boom! Brandy Barrel Quadruple
  • Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo., Roasted Pumpkin Seed Ale
  • Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., Bravo & Lil’ Mikkel
  • AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo., Blueberry Colorambic
  • Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, Ill., Napa County Stout
  • Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Cuvee Syrah #1
  • Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, Ohio, Jabberwocky
  • Hardywood Park Brewery, Richmond, Va., Gingerbread Stout
  • Laughing Dog Brewing, Sand Point, Idaho, 14 Dogs of the Apocalypse
  • The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., 2008 The Lost Abbey’s Angel’s Share
  • Melvin Brewing/Thai Me Up Restaurant, Jackson, Wy., Kirk McHale & Melvin IPA Rum Barrel-Aged
  • New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium/Avery Sour Collaboration #1 & #2
  • New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mcih., Chocolate Dragon’s Milk
  • NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Coco Loco & Hot Pistol
  • Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Foot Print
  • Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, N.C., Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter
  • Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo., Barrel Quad
  • Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok., Bomb De Balcones
  • River North Brewing, Denver, Colo., J. Marie Barreled and Bretted
  • Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Class of ’88 Barley Wine
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Barrel-Aged Narwhal
  • Smuttynose Brewing, Portsmouth, N.H., Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., 2007 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial
  • Russian Stout & 2004 Old Guardian Barley Wine
  • Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., Misanthrope
  • Terrapin Beer, Athens, Ga., Barrel-Aged Moo-Hoo Chocolate Stout
  • Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa., Millennium Falco
  • Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C., Black Angel Cherry Sour

“Thanks to the generosity of the brewers who donate these great beers, we have featured some amazing brews during the first four Denver Rare Beer Tastings. The list this year is impressive by anyone’s standards,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist and founder of Pints for Prostates. This year the 650 tickets available sold out more than 10 weeks before the event. “The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an afternoon of beer passion and a highlight of the Denver Beer Fest week and Great American Beer Festival weekend.”

Admission includes the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 40 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. Guests also receive a three issue trial subscription to the award-winning All About Beer Magazine. A buffet lunch from Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ is included in the ticket price and guests will have the chance to bid in an exciting silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles.

All net proceeds from Denver Rare Beer Tasting go towards the awareness mission of Pints for Prostates and help to fund the education and support programs of the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, and free prostates cancer screening programs provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council. Sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to support the event.

About All About Beer Magazine
Now in its 34th year, All About Beer Magazine has been the essential source for the evolving beer culture. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer — its history and culture, beer travel, entertaining, brewing and collecting — six times a year with one additional bonus issue annually. The magazine promotes the positive attributes of the growing beer culture by hosting the World Beer Festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers and to discuss the beer with brewers and knowledgeable servers. For more information, please visit http://www.allaboutbeer.com, follow @allboutbeer on Twitter and like the magazine on Facebook at http://facebook.com/allaboutbeermag.

About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men of the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).